- 50 Smartest Companies 2014
These businesses are setting the pace of innovation. They’re shaking up markets or creating new ones.
- Why Illumina Is No. 1
After outflanking and outlasting competitors, it is on top of the genome-sequencing business—just as that market is about to soar in importance.
- A Battery with Liquid Electrodes Can Be Recharged or Refilled
ARPA-E is funding several projects that use liquid battery electrodes to cut costs and increase energy density.
- Glass, Darkly
For its wearable computer to be accepted, Google must convince people that the device isn’t creepy.
- Bitcoin Lacks the Properties of a Real Currency
The digital cash lacks most of the features economists value in a currency, says David Yermack.
- For Mice, and Maybe Men, Pain Is Gone in a Flash
Researchers find a way to turn pain on, and off, with a beam of light.
- Gene Test Helps Patients Avoid Thyroid Surgery
A molecular diagnosis gives doctors and patients better treatment options when suspicious lumps are found in the neck. <
Forget dating apps: Here’s how the net’s newest matchmakers help you find love
Fed up with apps, people looking for romance are finding inspiration on Twitter, TikTok—and even email newsletters.
How AI could solve supply chain shortages and save Christmas
Just-in-time shipping is dead. Long live supply chains stress-tested with AI digital twins.
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
How AI is reinventing what computers are
Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute.
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